In an abundance of caution, in view of the circumstances of the spreading risk of the coronavirus pandemic, the society will be suspending our in-person meetings indefinitely, until the situation changes. However, we will not be giving up on meeting altogether - we're going to go virtual!
Here's how it's going to work...
You will have an option of joining the call using your computer, tablet, or mobile device, or calling in by phone. If you choose the computer option, you will have the option to use video chat (or not) and you can also dial-in on your phone if you don't have a microphone on your computer (so you can use phone audio while still viewing the meeting on screen).
The meeting will be held at the normal time, at 6:30 PM on Sunday, March 15.
If you plan to attend, please RSVP using the following form. You can even provide your phone number and the meeting system will dial out to you at the appropriate time and put you right into the meeting!
If you do not want to receive the call but would rather join on your own, please make note of the information on the confirmation screen after RSVP'ing. A reminder email the day of the meeting will also provide this information on how to join.
If you have any questions, let us know.
Join the Society on the Ides of March (March 15, 2020) to discuss the concluding chapters of Chesterton's Orthodoxy. Whether you were able to join us for the first part of our discussion in January or not, please come and take part in this great discussion, where we will discuss the whole thesis of Orthodoxy, but particularly focus on these chapters:
Kindly RSVP for this meeting below .
Join the Society in January and February of 2020 to discuss, over the course of two meetings, Chesterton's classic and seminal work, Orthodoxy. We will meet to discuss the first five chapters of the book on Sunday, January 12. For reference, they are:
You can of course pick up a copy of this book from the Chesterton Society, or from most bookstores or various places online - it's one of his most popular books, and has never been out of print since 2008!
Additionally, if you sign up for a free account at ChristianAudio.com this month, you can download a free audiobook version of the tome! It's quick and easy, and absolutely free of charge.
Finally, a resource I propose we use as part of our discussion is my study guide for Orthodoxy available here for download from my website.
The Society's next meeting will be on Sunday, December 8th, 2019, when we will be discussing the book Advent and Christmas Wisdom from G. K. Chesterton.
This book contains selections from Chesterton for each day of the season, alongside a Scriptural passage, a prayer reflection, and a recommended spiritual practice for sanctifying the day of preparation and celebration of Christmas.
You can purchase the book directly from the publisher or on Amazon.
While we are giving late notice for this meeting, we don't expect that everyone will have read the entire thing by the date of the meeting, especially as some members may choose to use it as designed as a source of daily reflection. Other members might choose to pick a date in the book at random and select that as a passage to discuss. In any event, every short snippet of Chesterton contained herein will be fodder for good discussion! Please RSVP for this meeting below the jump.
AS promised, here is a packet of all the scanned illustrations by Chesterton for our November 2020 reading of Hilaire Belloc's The Haunted House. See or download the document below the jump!
We aim to provide fellowship and fun in the Philadelphia area as we gather and honor the personal and literary legacy of G.K. Chesterton.
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